Back

Weather Alert Detail

  • Avalanche Warning for Southern San Luis Valley County, Colorado
  • Avalanche Warning issued January 29 at 5:35AM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 6:35 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:45 a.m.
  • THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
    COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER.
    ...AVALANCHE WARNING REMAINS IN AFFECT FOR THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS,
    SAN MIGUEL MOUNTAINS, RICO MOUNTAINS, LA PLATA MOUNTAINS, NEEDLE
    MOUNTAINS, AND GRENADIER RANGE...
    THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE
    WARNING FOR THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS. OVER 3 FEET OF SNOW SINCE SUNDAY
    AND STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS HAVE CREATED DANGEROUS AVALANCHE
    CONDITIONS IN THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS. SPONTANEOUS AVALANCHE ACTIVITY
    IS DECREASING, BUT TRIGGERED AVALANCHES REMAIN LIKELY. TRAVEL IN OR
    BELOW AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED. THIS WARNING IS VALID
    UNTIL 7 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING.
    THIS STATEMENT IS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO PERSONS USING THE
    BACKCOUNTRY OUTSIDE DEVELOPED SKI AREA BOUNDARIES. WHEN NECESSARY
    SKI AREAS CONDUCT AVALANCHE MITIGATION TO REDUCE THE AVALANCHE
    DANGER WITHIN THEIR BOUNDARIES.
    FOR ADDITIONAL AVALANCHE INFORMATION...CALL...970-498-5311 IN FORT
    COLLINS...303-275-5360 IN DENVER...970-668-0600 IN SUMMIT
    COUNTY...719-395-4994 IN BUENA VISTA...970-920-1664 IN ASPEN..970-
    247-8187 IN DURANGO...OR VISIT OUR WEB PAGE AT
    COLORADO.GOV/AVALANCHE
    GREENE

  • Avalanche Warning for Southern San Luis Valley County, Colorado
  • ...AVALANCHE WARNING TERMINATED FOR THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO...
  • Effective: Friday, December 19, 2008 at 2:38 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, December 19, 2008 at 3:45 p.m.
  • COZ018-019-066-068-192045-AVALANCHE WARNINGCOLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTERRELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO1238 PM MST FRI DEC 19 2008THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THECOLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER....AVALANCHE WARNING TERMINATED FOR THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS OFSOUTHWESTERN COLORADO...THE MOST RECENT WINTER STORM BROUGHT MORE THAN TWO FEET OF SNOW TOMANY PARTS OF THE WARNING AREA. WOLF CREEK PASS HAS RECEIVED 66INCHES OF NEW SNOW SINCE SUNDAY. CLOSE TO 50 AVALANCHES WEREREPORTED DURING THE WARNING PERIOD. MANY MORE LIKELY OCCURRED IN THEBACKCOUNTRY WHERE VISIBILITY AND ACCESS HAVE BEEN LIMITED DUE TO THEHEAVY SNOWFALL. HIGHWAY CLOSURES WERE ALSO REQUIRED FOR SAFETYREASONS UNTIL AVALANCHE MITIGATION WORK COULD BE COMPLETED ONFRIDAY. THE CHANCES FOR NATURAL AVALANCHES ARE DECREASING...BUT THECHANCES FOR HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES ARE STILL LIKELY. BACKCOUNTRYTRAVELERS MUST STILL EXERCISE EXTRA CAUTION AND AVOID STEEPAVALANCHE TERRAIN.THERE IS NO SCHEDULE UPDATE AT THIS TIME.THIS STATEMENT IS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO PERSONS USING THEBACKCOUNTRY OUTSIDE DEVELOPED SKI AREA BOUNDARIES. WHEN NECESSARYSKI AREAS USE AVALANCHE CONTROL METHODS WITHIN THEIR BOUNDARIES.FOR ADDITIONAL AVALANCHE INFORMATION...CALL...970-482-0457 IN FORTCOLLINS...719-520-0020 IN COLORADO SPRINGS...970-668-0600 IN SUMMITCOUNTY...719-395-4994 IN BUENA VISTA...970-247-8187 INDURANGO...970-920-1664 IN ASPEN...303-275-5360 IN DENVER. OR VISITOUR WEB PAGE AT AVALANCHE.STATE.CO.USSNOOKCOLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER2008-09 WARNING 3-4$$